Traffic chaos adding woes in city center

Srinagar: The traffic chaos is multiplying worries to the common people in the summer capital with the state authorities virtually unmoved by the eruption of such crises every day after.

The traffic signals that earlier were used to regulate the traffic  at the vital link routes are out of order, giving tough time to the police personnel to regulate the private and the commercial vehicles in various areas of the Srinagar city.

It has been a period of more than three months that the dysfunctional traffic lights at Jahangeer Chowk are congesting the area.

People accuse the government of turning blind eye eye towards the sufferings of the common masses as officials have left the flood torn valley at the mercy of the situation.  Though the state authorities including the SMC commissioner earlier assured the traffic crises would end soon and that the appropriate arrangements are already being taken for the regulation of the traffic and smooth ply of the vehicles across the city centre.    

Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) SSP Traffic Haseeb Ur Rehman had earlier assured that within the period of three to four days, the traffic signals would again start functioning. “It actually happened due to the September floods that signal circuits got damaged. We had a meeting with the SMC commissioner. Team from Delhi is arriving to resolve the Traffic signal issues,” SSP Traffic quoted by the newspaper report said.

He had also admitted in that report that the traffic at present is being regulated manually by the department at various places in Srinagar. “At some places there is chaos but we are working to regulate traffic so that masses would get affected.”

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